Dreamdogs

by Kimrea

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released April 15, 2001

Kimrea Debut Album
Recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley California
Released in April of 2001

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Kimrea & Dreamdogs San Francisco, California

A prolifically active songwriter, Kimrea has been composing and performing her songs an impressive four decades. Kimrea sees her songwriting style as a box of many colors with roots in folk, influences of rock, nuances of jazz, touches of blues, country flavors and pinches of punk.
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Track Name: Dreamdogs
TALK TO ME, I'M INTERESTING
LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING
I'M COMPLETELY REINVENTING ME
CHANGING LIVES LIKE CHANGING CLOTHES.
I'M WRITING ME A MYSTERY
STRICTLY TO ENTERTAIN
A FANTASTIC HISTORY
ARE YOU LISTENING?

DREAM DOGS ARE DRAGGING ME DOWN, DROWNING ME
I'VE GOT TO FIND A NEW WAY TO HOWL
CAN'T STAND THE SOUND OF ME, DROWNING ME OUT.

DREAM DOGS ARE DRAGGING ME DOWN, DROWNING ME
I'VE GOT TO FIND A NEW WAY TO HOWL
CAN'T STAND THE SOUND OF ME, DROWNING ME OUT.

I LOOK THE PLAIN AND QUIET TYPE
IT'S A CLEVER DISGUISE
I REALLY AM QUITE BEAUTIFUL
IT'S THE LIGHT, IT LIES.
I'M REALLY NOT THIS OLD
YOU KNOW I'M ONLY 25
IT WAS NECCESSARY FOR THE ROLE
NO IT'S NOT REVERSIBLE.

DREAM DOGS ARE DRAGGING ME DOWN, DROWNING ME
I'VE GOT TO FIND A NEW WAY TO HOWL
CAN'T STAND THE SOUND OF ME, DROWNING ME OUT.

DREAM DOGS ARE DRAGGING ME DOWN, DROWNING ME
I'VE GOT TO FIND A NEW WAY TO HOWL
CAN'T STAND THE SOUND OF ME, DROWNING ME OUT.

I'M NEVER IN THE SAME PLACE TWICE
WHO KNOWS WHERE I WILL END
YOU DIDN'T SEE ME YESTERDAY
THAT WAS MY EVIL TWIN.
SHE'S THE HAPPY HOUSEWIFE
ALLWAYS WITH KID IN TOW
I'M THE ONE, WITH THE LIFE
HERE SHE COMES, GOT TO GO.

DREAM DOGS ARE DRAGGING ME DOWN, DROWNING ME
I'VE GOT TO FIND A NEW WAY TO HOWL
CAN'T STAND THE SOUND OF ME, DROWNING ME OUT.

DREAM DOGS ARE DRAGGING ME DOWN, DROWNING ME
I'VE GOT TO FIND A NEW WAY TO HOWL
CAN'T STAND THE SOUND OF ME, DROWNING ME OUT.
Track Name: Wretched Hotel
WRETCHED HOTEL
©2000 KIMREA

THE WRETCHED HOTEL ROOM BALL
DON'T READ THE WRITING ON THE WALL.
WE GOT WINOS AND REJECTS
HOBO'S AND DERILECTS
PIMPS AND THIER WHORES
JUNKIES AND BORES.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER ALL HERE TOGETHER
AT THE WRETCHED HOTEL ROOM BALL
HAVING A PARTY COME ONE AND ALL.

NOW MOMA, DON'T YOU CRY
I KNOW, I WAS THE APPLE OF YOUR EYE
WHEN I WENT ASTRAY
YOU TURNED ME AWAY
BUT I'M DOING SWELL
IN THIS WRETCHED HOTEL.

THE WRETCHED HOTEL ROOM BALL
HAVING A PARTY, COME ONE AND ALL

HERE IS A LIFE THAT MOST NEVER SEE
WHO KNOWS THE TIE OF THE LOST AND THE LONELY
OUT ON THE STREET
HOME OF THE DEADBEAT
MOST CALL IT A DIVE
BUT IT KEEPS ME ALIVE.

THE WRETCHED HOTEL ROOM BALL
HAVING A PARTY, COME ONE AND ALL

PEOPLE WALK BY, LOOK BUT DON'T SEE ME
IT'S SOMETHING ELSE THAT THEY SEE
THEY SHUN ME
LIKE A DISEASE
SO HERE I DWELL
IN THIS WRETCHED HOTEL.
Track Name: Right Time
RIGHT TIME
©2000 KIMREA

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG YOU WERE SO RECKLESS
RUSHING HEADLONG INTO FATE
AS YOU GROW OLDER, FEEL THE DANGER
SEE THE SIGNS YOU HESITATE
TAKE THE PLUNGE NOW, GET YOUR FEET WET
THOSE IMPULSIVE MOMENTS YOU SOMETIMES REGRET
YOU'VE BEEN FEELING YOUR MORTALITY
TRED THOSE WATERS CAREFULLY.

IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
THE ONLY TIME
YOU WANT TO DANCE THE DANCE
YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE A CHANCE.

IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
THE ONLY TIME
YOU WANT TO DANCE THE DANCE
YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE A CHANCE.

WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG YOUR WINGS WERE NEW
AND YOU FELT SO MUCH BOLDER
BUT TIME AND MANY SPILLS
FINDS YOU CAUTIOUS AS YOU GROW OLDER
FEAR BROUGHT ON BY REMEMBERED PAIN
MAKES YOU SLOW TO GAMBLE LOVES ROULETTE AGAIN
YOU LEAD A SHELTERED LIFE
FAR FROM THE CUPIDS KNIFE.

IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
THE ONLY TIME
YOU WANT TO DANCE THE DANCE
YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE A CHANCE.

IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
THE ONLY TIME
YOU WANT TO DANCE THE DANCE
YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE A CHANCE.

THE ROMANTIC VISION OF CHILDREN
WHEN EVERYTHING IS RELEVANT
BEFORE THE YEARS SET IN
AND THE BITTER POISON MAKES IT'S DENT
IT'S TOO SOON TO BECOME RECLUSIVE
IS IT FEAR THAT LEAVES YOU ELUSIVE
IN LOVE AND LIFE, JOY AND PAIN ARE A SCHOOL
AND WHO IS WISER THAN THE FOOL?

IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
THE ONLY TIME
YOU WANT TO DANCE THE DANCE
YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE A CHANCE.

IT'S THE RIGHT TIME
THE ONLY TIME
YOU WANT TO DANCE THE DANCE
YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE A CHANCE.
Track Name: Small Blue Ball
SMALL BLUE BALL
©2000 KIMREA

UPTOWN WITH THE DAWN BIRDS
LISTENING TO THE DAY EMERGE
LIKE AN ORGANISIM WAKING UP
WAKING UP FROM SLEEPING
LIKE AN UNCONSCIOUS RIVER MEETING THE SEA.

ON A SMALL BLUE BALL WITH A LIFE OF IT'S OWN
BOUNCING AROUND THE GALAXY
FROM WHO'S HAND ARE WE THROWN?
WILL THERE BE SOMEONE THERE
TO CATCH ME WHEN I'M FALLING?

SITTING ON A STONE BENCH
A STATUE WITH EYES AND EARS
OBSERVING I CAN SEE
THE CURVE OF THE EARTH.
DIZZY, I CAN FEEL IT'S STEADY TURNING.

ON A SMALL BLUE BALL WITH A LIFE OF IT'S OWN
BOUNCING AROUND THE GALAXY
FROM WHO'S HAND ARE WE THROWN?
WILL THERE BE SOMEONE THERE
TO CATCH ME WHEN I'M FALLING?

WATCHING A SPARROW SATISFIED
WITH A CRUMB AND A SONG
RECEIVING HIS SIMPLE WANTS AND NEEDS
I CAN FEEL THE UNIVERSE EXPANDING
AND CONTRACTING LIKE GOD BREATHING.

ON A SMALL BLUE BALL WITH A LIFE OF IT'S OWN
BOUNCING AROUND THE GALAXY
FROM WHO'S HAND ARE WE THROWN?
WILL THERE BE SOMEONE THERE
TO CATCH ME WHEN I'M FALLING?
Track Name: Give Me Some Music
GIVE ME SOME MUSIC
©2000 KIMREA

SOME THINKING THOUGHTS, WOMAN SAT
IN GREYING HAIR AND VELVET RAGS
CONTEMPLATING THE PURSUITS OF THE SOUL IN AN ORGANIC WORLD
ROCKING HER BODY TO AND FRO

SOME DREAMING DREAMS, WOMAN SLEPT
IN SILVER CLOUDS AND DENIM JEANS
DRIFTING OFF IN A SEA OF IDEAS ON A CONCRETE BED
ROCKING HER HEART AGAINST THE COLD.

GIVE ME SOME MUSIC, I NEED A SONG
AND WHEN IT'S OVER, SEND ME ANOTHER ONE
IT'S NEVER ENOUGH, I'M HUNGRY FOR A TUNE
DO YOU KNOW WHERE ONE GROWS?

SOME PLANNING PLANS, WOMAN REACHED
PAST SMOKE AND MIRRORS AND SILK TOUNGED SUITS
UNDER THE THUMB OF CONTROL, BETWEEN STEEL AND STONE, STANDING ALONE
ROCKING HER SOUL IN THE WORLD.

SOME JUDGING WORLDS, WOMAN STOOD
UNDER GLASS IN CANVAS SHOES
PAINTING A PICTURE OF HER INTENTIONS IN A PARCHMENT BOOK
ROCKING HER PRAYERS TO THE WIND.

GIVE ME SOME MUSIC, I NEED A SONG
AND WHEN IT'S OVER, SEND ME ANOTHER ONE
IT'S NEVER ENOUGH, I'M HUNGRY FOR A TUNE
DO YOU KNOW WHERE ONE GROWS?
Track Name: Angel On My Soulder
ANGELS ON MY SHOULDER
©2000 KIMREA

KICK A PEBBLE, DOWN THE ROAD
JUST TO SEE WHERE IT WILL GO
OVER HILL AND FAR BEYOND
WHERE YOU TRAVEL THERE YOU ARE.

ANGELS ON MY SHOULDER
ANGELS TANGLE MY HAIR
I CAN'T GET ANY OLDER
I'M ALREADY THERE

KICK A PEBBLE, AIM IT HIGH
REACH NEW LEVELS BY AND BY
GOING WHERE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN
SEEING THINGS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN

ANGELS ON MY SHOULDER
ANGELS TANGLE MY HAIR
I CAN'T GET ANY OLDER
I'M ALREADY THERE

KICK A PEBBLE, KICK A CAN
BUILDING CASTLES IN THE SAND
REACHING FOR YOUR HIGHEST DREAMS
CHASING RAINBOWS AND IDEALS.

ANGELS ON MY SHOULDER
ANGELS TANGLE MY HAIR
I CAN'T GET ANY OLDER
I'M ALREADY THERE
Track Name: Hang On Little Girl
HANG ON LITTLE GIRL
©2000 KIMREA

SHE WAS RIDING A CAROUSEL
WHITE SWAN BOATS AND DARK NIGHTMARES
DREAMING DREAMS IN AN EMOTIONAL HELL
GOLDEN RING ALWAYS OUT OF REACH.

WISE MAN CAME TO HER
THROWING PENNIES ON THE GROUND
COPPER PENNIES ALL AROUND
SOFTLY SINGING

HANG ON LITTLE GIRL
HOLD ONTO YOUR DREAMS
PLANT THEM FIRMLY IN YOUR HEART
THINK OF THEM AS SEEDS.

SHE RISES LIKE THE MORNING
WITH THE OCEAN TIDE
AND SOARS LIKE A FULL MOON
THAT WANES WITH A SIGH.

HANG ON LITTLE GIRL
HOLD ONTO YOUR DREAMS
PLANT THEM FIRMLY IN YOUR HEART
THINK OF THEM AS SEEDS.

LAUGHTER FLICKERS LIKE A DYING FIRE
TEARS ROLL IN, WHEELS THAT SPIN
OH, BUT SHE FLEW SO HIGH
DAMN THAT PENDULUM

WISE MAN CAME TO HER
THROWING PENNIES ON THE GROUND
COPPER PENNIES ALL AROUND
SOFTLY SINGING

HANG ON LITTLE GIRL
HOLD ONTO YOUR DREAMS
PLANT THEM FIRMLY IN YOUR HEART
THINK OF THEM AS SEEDS.

WINGS OF WAX AND ROOMS OF GLASS
BUTTERFLIES INTO THE FLAME
SPIN AND TURN AND DANCE THEIR LAST
AGONY AND ECSTASY.

HANG ON LITTLE GIRL
HOLD ONTO YOUR DREAMS
PLANT THEM FIRMLY IN YOUR HEART
THINK OF THEM AS SEEDS.
Track Name: My Mind Goes Searching
MY MIND GOES SEARCHING
©2000 KIMREA

MY MIND GOES SEARCHING
FOR UNPAVED ROAD
THE PATH LESS TAKEN,
THE RIVER BANK UNEXPLORED
I WANT TO TAKE IT WHERE IT WANTS TO GO

MY MIND GOES WANDERING
OVER MEMORIES
ROUND PEBBLES ROLLING SMOOTHLY
TURNING YEAR AFTER YEAR
I WANT TO TAKE IT WHERE IT WANTS TO GO.

IN THE DUSK I HAVE LONGING
IN THE DAWN I AM RARING TO GO
I GET UP IN THE MORNING
I FEEL THE WORLD TURNING IN MY SOUL

MY MIND GOES SKIPPING
THROUGH IMAGINATION
ALL THINGS POSSIBLE
A FIELD OF SLEEPING SEEDS
I WANT TO TAKE IT WHERE IT WANTS TO GO.

MY MIND GOES DRIFTING
OFF LIKE A CLOUD
IDEAS ACCUMALATING
BURSTING IN SHOWERS
I WANT TO TAKE IT WHERE IT WANTS TO GO.

IN THE DUSK I HAVE LONGING
IN THE DAWN I AM RARING TO GO
I GET UP IN THE MORNING
I FEEL THE WORLD TURNING IN MY SOUL
Track Name: Flower
FLOWER
©2000 KIMREA

I SAW A FLOWER THAT REMINDED ME OF YOU.
IT GROWS IN A MEADOW, IT'S COLOR IS SKY BLUE
STANDING SO SOLITARY
HE BREATHES THE FRESH AIR
ALL ALONE
HE HOLDS HE'S OWN.

I SAW A FLOWER THAT REMINDED ME OF YOU.
IT GROWS IN A MEADOW, IT'S COLOR IS SKY BLUE.
AND I KNOW HE'S LONELY
HE THINKS HE'S THE ONLY ONE
LIKE HIM.
BUT IF HE'D LOOK AROUND HIM
WHAT HE'D SEE WOULD ASTOUND HIM.

I SAW A FLOWER THAT REMINDED ME OF YOU.
IT GROWS IN A MEADOW, IT'S COLOR IS SKY BLUE
STANDING SO SOLITARY
HE BREATHES THE FRESH AIR
ALL ALONE
HE HOLDS HE'S OWN.

I SAW A FLOWER THAT REMINDED ME OF YOU.
IT GROWS IN A MEADOW, SURROUNDED, BY FLOWERS OF SKY BLUE.
AND I KNOW THEY'RE LONELY
THEY THINK THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES
LIKE THEM
BUT IF THEY'D LOOK AROUND THEM
WHAT THEY'D SEE WOULD ASTOUND THEM.

OH, I SAW SOME PEOPLE THAT REMINDED ME OF FLOWERS
AND IF THEY'D LOOK AROUND THEM
WHAT THEY'D SEE WOULD ASTOUND THEM.
AND IF THEY'D LOOK AROUND THEM
WHAT THEY'D SEE WOULD ASTOUND THEM.

I SAW A FLOWER
I SAW A FLOWER
I SAW A FLOWER
I SAW A FLOWER
I SAW A FLOWER THAT REMINDED ME OF YOU.
Track Name: Song For the Season
SONG TO THE SEASON
©2000 KIMREA

THE OWL ASK THE QUESTION
IT'S TIME FOR INTROSPECTION
THE EVENING HOUR SO GOLDEN
FILLS MY HEART WITH LONGING
A DOG BARKS IN THE DISTANCE
THE BIRDS SING WITH INSISTENCE
EVERYWHERE IS THE ANSWER
IT DOSN'T REALLY MATTER
IT DOSN'T MATTER AFTER ALL.

I WILL GIVE MY SONG TO THE SEASON
I WILL SING MY SONG TO THE AIR
I WILL SING WITHOUT ANY REASON
OTHER THAN MY HEART FINDS IT PLEASING.

THE WIND MOVES THROUGHT THE PINES
THEY BEND THIER BRANCHES AND SIGH
THE SUN SETS ON THE HORIZON
FILLS THE SKY WITH FIRE.
I PONDER THE CONSEQUENCE OF MY LIFE
OFTEN FOOLISH AND FILLED WITH STRIFE
A SQUIRRELL SCOLDS FROM THE RAFTERS
IT DOSN'T REALLY MATTER
IT DOSN'T MATTER AFTER ALL.

I WILL GIVE MY SONG TO THE SEASON
I WILL SING MY SONG TO THE AIR
I WILL SING WITHOUT ANY REASON
OTHER THAN MY HEART FINDS IT PLEASING.